VMware Identity Manager Connector Installation and Configuration (Legacy Mode) explains how to install and configure the connector virtual appliance in legacy mode and set up the connection to your enterprise directory to sync users and groups to the directory in the VMware Identity Manager service. Legacy mode requires allowing inbound connections to the connector appliance installed on premises.

To install the VMware Identity Manager connector in outbound-only connection mode, see VMware Identity Manager Cloud Deployment.

The information is written for experienced Windows and Linux system administrators who are familiar with VMware technologies, particularly vCenter™, ESX™, vSphere®, networking concepts, Active Directory servers, databases, backup and restore procedures, Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP), and NTP servers. SUSE Linux 11 is the underlying operating system for the virtual appliance.

Knowledge of other technologies, such as x509 digital certification, RSA SecurID, and Active Directory, is helpful if you plan to implement those features.